Flash not working after upgrade to Firefox 3.5

Oct 26th, 2009 | Filed under gentoo, problems

Proper firefox installation should create symlinks in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins directory.
You should find there libflashplayer.so or valid symlink to libflashplayer.so

1. Make sure you have www-plugins/adobe-flash installed
cd $HOME/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

And that’s it.. in my case I didn’t even had to restart browser.

One may ask why creating symlink to other symlink.
This allows firefox instalation assume that /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so is always valid URL for flash plugin while system administrator can change this symlink to all users using

eselect java-nsplugin

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